8 Best Fruits and Vegetables For Gut Health

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Garlic and onions

According to Dr. Pedre, "Foods high in prebiotics are like fish food for the gut flora." Adding onions and garlic to your food's flavor and health can go hand in hand.

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Ginger and turmeric

Dr. Pedre continues, "Spices like ginger and turmeric can also support gut health." These are excellent roots to eat for a better stomach. "Belching, bloating, indigestion, and nausea are just a few of the gastrointestinal complaints

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Leeks

Leeks, which are related to onions and garlic in the allium family, may also be good for your gut since they contain prebiotics, according to Dr. Pedre.

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Artichokes

Because of their high fiber content and combination of prebiotic and probiotic bacteria, artichokes are well known for their anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits.

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Fennel

"After a meal, chewing fennel seeds can help aid in digestion and prevent gas after meals," says Dr. Pedre. Fennel is a prebiotic food that has a high fiber content.

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Brussel Sprouts

"The ultimate goal is to include a wide array of fruits and vegetables in the diet," advises Meredith Sorensen MS, RD, LD of Memorial Hermann in Houston.

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Spinach

Sorenson's other favorite vegetable for gut health is spinach. It's a dark, leafy green that's very adaptable and high in fiber, iron, and magnesium, according to her.

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Sweet potatoes

According to Sorensen, "sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A and complex carbohydrates for long-lasting energy." "Leave the skin on, as most of the fiber is found here."

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